- Artist: Alice Clark
- A Side: You Hit Me (Right Where It Hurt Me)
- B Side: Heaven's Will ( Must Be Obeyed )
- Label: Warner Bros
- Format: 45s
So impressive was this pure Northern Soul experience, Peter couldn't wait to play it for me when he returned home on his Christmas break.. I was knocked out.. proper Motown style Northern Soul with an instantaneous effect from the very first notes. I just had to own it, I was a novice DJ at a Northern Soul gathering at Kirby Lane Youth Club, Melton Mowbray on a Friday night, my need was real. I wasn't gonna give up, at Easter 1972 I eventually took ownership of "You Hit Me" with an offer Peter couldn't refuse.. £3 and a beautifully used Levi Jacket, in a lightly distressed state of fade, that signalled you were a MOD of long standing. Levi Jackets with genuine wear were indeed highly sought after..
There was a downside to my irresistible trade off. I did have to listen to my brother moaning and groaning around the house for weeks, "Mam where's my Levi Jacket?” - "Where you last put It, “ was my Mum's standard reply for anything we mislaid.. this relentless gripe hit its peak, when Martyn was preparing his MOD/Skinhead excursion to "Skeggy" he really needed his treasured Levi jacket... when he asked me where it was.. "Why Would I Know?" was my poker-face response..
Unfortunately "Karma" sprang into action, placing Pete Kendall, The Levi Jacket and Martyn Manship in the same bar at the same time, that night ... I saw them talking, Martyn fingering the collar of his beloved jacket; then Pete pointing in my direction..
That's the day I witnessed the other side of my placid brother... it was then my Mum's turn to keep asking about missing "articles" around the house..
"Martyn where's your brother, he's never home anymore..." I was on the run, avoiding Big Brothers fists and Doc Marten size 9's....
but I still had "Alice" and the honor of "Poke" taking it to debut at the Torch, it was for both of us, our first rung on the ladder of Northern Soul notoriety, soon after we were DJing together at "The Stonehouse" on the A1 and from there sprung forward to Cleethorpes and the rest is history... it could have been so different, my brother could have beaten me to death..
Condition ReportTwo clean labels, vinyl has multiple light surface marks, but as you can hear it plays well. a chance to acquire a timeless classic with cosmetic flaws, that hardly affect play.
- Title: You Hit Me (Right Where It Hurt Me)
- Title: Heaven's Will ( Must Be Obeyed )
- Year: 1968
- City: New York. N.Y.